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With big industry in need of data analysis, Xavier heeds the call with two new graduate programs

As a Xavier alumnus, Tim Schroeder is grateful for the education he received in the late 1970s. But as a Xavier trustee, parent and employer, he understands that higher education is changing radically, and institutions like Xavier must change, too. That prompted Schroeder to help launch the new Master of Science in Health Economic and Clinical Outcomes Research (HECOR) in a unique partnership with his company, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services.

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Xavier’s graduate programs are ranked among the best for 2014

The 2014 rankings are being published in April

Eight of Xavier’s graduate programs are included in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, including seven that maintain their rankings from last year and one additional program. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition book, available April 9, 2013.

The report lists several programs in the Williams College of Business including the Executive MBA program, up from 23rd to 19th this year, the MBA with a concentration in international business, up from 22nd to 19th this year, and the part-time MBA, up from 87th to 79th this year. The MBA with a concentration in finance is newly ranked this year at 22nd.

Also included are the University’s health services administration program, which remains at 32nd, the occupational therapy degree program which remains at 83rd, the Master of Science in Nursing, which remains at 99th, and Xavier’s one doctoral program in clinical psychology which remains at 145th.

The Best Graduate Schools 2014 includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,250 programs nationwide.

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